Nowadays, it’s perfectly normal to meet a potential mate online; in fact, in some ways, it’s harder to meet someone in real life. In Love and Warcraft by Madhuri Shekar (pictured) tells the tale of Evie Malone, a college student and avid World of Warcraft player. To earn some cash on the side, she pens love letters for people who can’t quite manage their own real relationships. Though our heroine has no trouble completing quests and vanquishing foes online, she’s a different story IRL. It should come as no surprise, then, that when she finally finds a non-virtual boyfriend, she’s a little confused about which buff spells she should be casting. Read more >>> The play runs Jan. 7 to Jan. 25 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $15–$30. (571) 527-2159. norulestheatre.org. (Tim Regan)
José Andrés‘ new Penn Quarter restaurant China Chilcano is now open. The Peruvian spot highlight’s the country’s Chinese (Chifa) and Japanese (Nikkei) cuisines. Expect fried rice, noodles, dim sum, ceviche, nigiri, and more. The menu also highlights Peru’s native Criollo cuisine with a variety of anticuchos (grilled meat skewers) and traditional dishes like a spicy chicken stew called aji de gallina. Grab a pisco cocktail to go along with everything. Read more on Young & Hungry. China Chilcano, 418 7th St. NW. (202) 783-0941. chinachilcano.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
French artist Reynald Drouhin presents “Cité B,” a new installation that shows the destruction of a decaying city, on Artisphere’s Town Hall Video Wall. 4 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.
The End of America, a folk-rock band out of Philadelphia, brings its Kerouac-inspired road anthems to the Black Cat Backstage. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
The Embassy of Colombia presents a performance by cumbia group Puerto Candelaria at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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